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Jim Lehrer is a respected journalist and news anchor who began his public television career at KERA during the early 1970s. Lehrer was anchor and executive producer of Newsroom, a weekday news and public affairs program that became one of the most groundbreaking and highly-praised news shows in Texas. Jim subsequently moved to Washington, D.C., and began reporting on major national news stories.

Jim Lehrer and KERA’s Lee Cullum

Lehrer joined Robert MacNeil for PBS’s The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, which later evolved into The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Jim has moderated 12 presidential candidate debates.

The Jim Lehrer Roundtable honors Jim’s life-long achievements in the world of journalism and recognizes donors who generously give an annual gift of $10,000.

Please join The Jim Lehrer Roundtable or renew your support today! Contact Nancy Saustad, Vice President of Major Gifts, for more information regarding your membership, giving-level benefits and tour opportunities.

Giving Level and Benefits:


  • Minimum two exclusive events featuring national and local producers, personalities and reporters
  • Two special mailings with gifts selected by Jim Lehrer and Mary Anne Alhadeff, KERA President and CEO
  • Recognition online and in the KERA/KXT print newsletter
  • Complimentary tickets to select KERA and KXT events
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of KERA and KXT studios
  • KERA Member Rewards Card — good for savings at performances, restaurants and other venues across North Texas.
  • KERA Passport — extended, on-demand access to hundreds of hours of your favorite public television programs.
  • Personalized donor service


Event Calendar:

BBC Newshour Private Reception and Happy Hour

Private Reception featuring Razia Iqbal, Anchor of BBC Newshour

Date/Time: Monday, October 14, 2019 from 6-8pm
Location: Private residence

Kindly RSVP to [email protected].

Happy Hour featuring Razia Iqbal, Anchor of BBC Newshour

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm
Venue: Lonestar Ballroom at Gilley’s: 1135 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215 (map)

Kindly RSVP to [email protected].

SMU’s Perkins School of Theology presents Rick Steves

Private Reception
Date/Time: Monday, November 11, 2019
Venue: SMU’s Mack Ballroom: 3300 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205 (map)

Date/Time: Monday, November 11, 2019
Venue: SMU’s McFarlin Memorial Auditorium: 6405 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205 (map)

For more information, click here.



Please click here to make your donation to renew or join The Jim Lehrer Roundtable today! As always, thank you for all you do to support our mission.



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Nancy Saustad
Vice President of Major Gifts
[email protected]
(214) 740-9346

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